Two Years, 3 Missions

Two Years, 3 Missions

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Week #84

June 21, 2014

Hey,

 I made videos for home this week and I have them ready to send for everyone so you will get those whenever they come! So about my week:

Sunday: Well Sunday, I went to church for the last time in the colon ward! They announced that the colon ward will now be part of another stake which is part of the other mission so we are going to be moved to another ward this week I think the Iñaquito ward which is also a pretty cool ward and then after church I went to teach one lesion with the family of a kid from our ward who is going to leave on his mission, but his parents aren’t members and we had a great lesion with them.  It was the last lesson of the whole mission for Elder Thomas and then at night we had to go to the presidents house to do the changes in the whole mission, which was pretty cool and we there where a lot of cool changes. For example, some new leaders and also a bunch of people went home then we got home at about 12 AM and went straight to bed!!!!!!

Monday: Well pretty much all Mondays are the same for me now!!!!! I get to the offices at about 10 in the morning and I have to go over the numbers of the whole mission and we have to call the zone leaders one by one and figure out what they did well, what they did bad in and what they are going to do to be better and I do that until about 6 in the afternoon and then I have to send in all the stuff to the aria and then after that we had something that only happens every 6 weeks. We always go to the “going away dinners” of the missionaries who are leaving and it was kind of cool because Elder Thomas was one of them this time! It was funny because as an assistant he has gone to like 8 of them and this was finally his actual going away dinner! It was cool!!! I love hearing the testimonies of those who are leaving because you can see what kind of missionary they really were just by hearing their testimonies. It’s pretty funny! There were some that really aren’t great!!!! But Elder Thomas was a good one and there was one more who was also especially good to listen to!!  And that went until about 11 pm and then we took them to our house and they left at about 2 in the morning to fly home!

Tuesday: This was a good day because this was when all the new missionaries got here!! We went to the president’s house early and then from there we went to the airport to pick up all the new guys and it is always cool to see them because they are always sooo pumped about being here and just ready to work even though they know nothing about being a missionary! And then we trained them until about 7 at night on just like being strong and not giving up and like what to do if you think too much of your house and all that stuff and then we came to the office and got ready for the next day and then went home at about 10pm.

Wed: well this day we also just trained allllllllll day! It was a lot fun and then after that we took them to the president’s house and ate dinner!!! That was pretty much the whole day! Hahaha I’m not going to lie there is not that much to tell about the trainings we just talk and talk and talk!!!!! That is pretty much it! But we did get some good missionaries! There are two that are children of presidents of different stakes.

Thursday: We had the training of the new missionaries and their trainers! It was really cool to see them meet their new companions for first time and they were all pumped and just ready to go to work!!!! We trained them allllll day until about 7 and then we came to the offices to get ready for the next day to be able to do the zone conference and the leadership meeting! That took all night and then we went home and slept finally!

Friday: Well normally the craziness of the week would have been over, but this time we had a leader meeting in the morning at 9 until 1 and then the zone conference from 1 till 8pm! Once again all day training!!! It is a lot of fun but it does wear me out and I have to talk and talk and talk and I have to always be thinking of questions to ask the missionaries so they learn better and pretty much the whole time I am just making it up and they all look at me the whole time and they expect me to know everything about everything!! I kind of like it but at the same time I get soooo tired!! But I think I have gotten their love and they all seem to respect me and like me at least!!! I think some at first didn’t like that I was from another mission, but I have done a good job of getting the confidence! And that was my whole day!!!!

Saturday: Well that is today!!! I woke everyone up at 5:45 and I made them come with me to the park to play soccer! It was fun we played against the assistants of the other mission! And we won! I twisted my ankle but it will better by tomorrow! And then after that we went back to the house and studied and then we went to buy food and then we went back to the house and did a deep cleaning!!!! You will see in the video I sent how clean it is!!! And then we ate lunch!! A chicken with rice……. and yeah now I’m here in the offices! It was a good week!!!

Love

Christan

This is my zone! Except I have never been to a single zone meeting because we are always traveling! haha 



These are the guys who work in the offices with me!